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MINUTES 

OF THE 

Hyde County Eastern 
Missionary Baptist 
Association 

CONVENED AT 

SAINT REDICK BAPTIST CHURCH 

Belhaven, N. C. 

(Rev. W. L. O. Boomer, Pastor) 



October 21-24 



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OFFICERS 

President, Rev. S. Barrow, Scranton, N. C. 

Vice-President, Rev. W. L. O. Boomer, Wy socking, N. C. 

Secretary, Jas. Mackey, Scranton, N. C. 

Assistant Secretary, P. A. Eason, Scranton, N. C. 

Treasurer, S. L. Gray, Scranton, N. C. 

Institute Treasurer, E. Gray, Belhaven, N. C. 

Traveling Missionary, E. H. Green, Swanquarter, N. C. 

The next sitting will be at Jobes Chapel, Swanquarter, N. C. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Hyde County 
Eastern Missionary Baptist 
Association 



CONVENED AT 



SAINT REDICK BAPTIST CHURCH 



Be! haven, N. C. 



(Rev. W. L. O. Boomer, Pastor.) 



October 21-24, 1915. 



KTNSTON, N. C. 

UNITED AMERICAN FREE-WILL BAPTIST PUBLISHING HOUSE, 

1916 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Belhaven, N. C, October 21st, 1915. 
In compliance with the Constitution, Rules and Regula- 
tions, which govern the Hyde County Eastern Missionary 
Baptist Association of North Carolina, we are thankful to 
Him who doeth all things well, that He has blessed us to meet 
in the fourth annual session with St. Reddick Baptist church, 
in the city of Belhaven, N. C, October 21, 22, 23 and 24, at 
10 o'clock a. in., Rev. W. L. O. Boomer, Pastor. 

OFFICERS PRESENT. 

Rev. S. Barrow, President. 

Rev. W. L. O. Boomer, Vice-President. 

Bro. James Mackey, Secretary. 

Bro. P. A. Eason, Assistant Secretary. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Bro. R. Howard 
and Rev. Samuel Adams, by singing the first hymn on No. 
273, "Amazing Grace", then reading a portion of the 8th 
chapter of Romans. Words: And therefore, no condemna- 
tions, etc. Then a petition of prayer was offered by Bro. R. 
Howard. Second hymn No. 282, "A charge to keep," etc., 
led by the President, who after making a few remarks de- 
clared the Association open for the transaction of business. 

By order of the President the Ministers and Delegates 
enroll their names. The same was done. 

Motion prevailed that the Introductory sermon be deferred 
until the night session. 

Rev. W. H. A. Stallings being in our midst was given a 
seat of welcome, and upon being invited he came before us 
and made a very commendable talk. And Rev. Dr. G. D. 
Griffin, one of the most noted pastors of the Christian fam- 
ilies, made a very hospitable address and was highly congrat- 
ulated by the body in general. A vote of thanks was tendered 
the speakers for their deliberations. 

After which a public collection was lifted to the amount 
of $2.00. Received from ministers and delegates the amount 
of $14.00, thus making a total of $16.00. 

The Association then took a recess until 2 o'clock p. m. 

Benediction by Rev. Dr. G. D. Griffin, Moderator of the 
Roanoke Association. 



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FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session. 

The Association reconvened at 2 o'clock p. m., with the 
President, Rev. S. Barrow, presiding. Devotional exercises 
were conducted by Rev. J. H. Houston and Rev. Z. Barrow 
singing from page No. 465, "I heard the voice," etc. Then 
reading a portion of the 4th chapter of St. Luke. Words : 
And Jesus being full of the holy ghost, etc. A soul-stirring 
prayer was offered by Rev. R. B. H. Covil. "I have made 
a covenant with my Lord," etc., led by Rev. J. H. Houston, 
and after some few remarks by the President the Association 
was declared open for the transaction of business. 

Motion prevailed that we hear the roll of ministers and 
delegates called and the reading of the minutes of the fore- 
noon session. Same were approved and adopted after some 
discussion by various brethren. It prevailed that the discus- 
sions of the President shall be sustained the same being in 
co-operation with the laws of this Association. 

Motion prevailed that Rev. S. M. Spencer shall have a 
letter of dismission from this Association. The same was 
granted. 

After some peaceful discussions by the delegation in gen- 
eral, a collection was taken to the amount of $4.25. Money 
received from Church Letters amounted to $21.90, making a 
total of $26.15. 

Then the Association took a recess until 7 :30 p. m. 

Benediction by Rev. W. B. Sanderson. 



FIRST DAY— Night Session. 

Praise service was conducted by Rev. J. H. Houston and 
Bro. Amos Weston. First hymn on No. 20, "I heard the 
voice," etc., led by Rev. v J. H. Houston. "Oh, for a faith," 
etc., led by Bro. Amos Weston. Third hymn, "I Avas a wan- 
dering sheep," etc., sang in the old time spiritual tone. The 
Throne of Grace was approached by Bro. Amos Weston, the 
same being spiritually strong. "My soul be on thy guard," 
led by Rev. J. H. Houston. A soul stirring prayer by Brother 
Eddie Covil. "Don't let nobody turn you around," led by 
Rev. Jessie Spencer, then a soul stirring prayer by Caho 
Farrow. "He that believeth on the Father and the Son have 
an everlasting life", led by Bro. Amos Weston. Then a soul- 
stirring prayer by Bro. Frank Hargrow. The next in order 
was the introductory sermon to be delivered by Rev. Miles 



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Bough. "I was a wandering sheep/' etc., was sung with deep 
spiritual feeling. Then the reading of a portion of the 5 th 
chapter of St. Matthew. Words : He came unto his disciples, 
etc. Then a soul stirring prayer by Rev. Luther Gibbs. "Am 
I a soldier of the cross?" etc., led by Eev. J. W. Mason. 
After which Rev. Bough was introduced to preach the In- 
troduction sermon. He ascended the rostrum and took for 
his text the 5th chapter of St. Matthew, 13th verse. Words : 
Ye are the salt of the earth., etc., and the subject was one 
fit for the occasion, loudly explained and powerfully de- 
livered. Then a soul-stirring prayer by Rev. R. I. J ohnson. 
"I am a stranger here," etc., led by the President. 

Then a public collection was lifted by Mrs. Jacocks and 
Miss Emily Boomer to the amount of $10.52. 

After which Rev. R. I. Johnson, upon being invited, came 
before us with greetings of welcome to the town. His speech 
was powerfully strong and delightful. Rev. A. Burse made 
a very commendable talk that was enjoyed by all. Homes 
were sought for strangers by the pastor. 

Then the Association took a recess. Benediction by Rev. 
R. I. Johnson. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

The Association reconvened at 9 :00 with President Rev. 
S. Barrow presiding. Devotional exercises were conducted 
by Rev. George T. Simpson and Rev. W. B. Sanderson by 
lining 1st hymn on page No. 6 : "Oh for a heart," etc. Then 
a portion of the 25 th chapter of the Proverbs of Solomon was 
read. Words : These are also proverbs of Solomon, etc. Then 
a soul stirring prayer by Rev. J. W. Mason. Second hymn 
on page 365, "What shall I render to my God," etc., was sung 
with deep spiritual feelings and after a few remarks by the 
President the Association was declared open for the transac- 
tion of business. 

Motion prevailed that the roll of ministers and delegates 
be called and the minutes of the 1st day night session be 
read. Same were approved and adopted. 

By order of the President all Church Letters shall be pre- 
sented to the Secretary's desk and placed in the hands of the 
Finance committee. Same was done. 

Next in order was the Temperance sermon to be delivered 
by Rev. Luther Gibbs. Then hymn on page No. 325, "Bless 
be the tie that binds," etc., was sung and Rev. Gibbs mounted 



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the rostrum and chose for his text the 2nd chapter of the 
book of Titus, 1st verse. Words : Speak those things that will 
become sound doctrine. The sermon was one fit for the occa- 
sion, powerfully delivered and plainly explained. After 
which the President sang, "Just beyond the border land," 
which was sung with deep and lasting spiritual sentiments. 

Then a public collection was lifted amounting to $2.10, 
and received from ministers and delegates $8.50, making a 
total of $10.60. 

Rev. G. D. Griffin and Rev. W. H. A. Stallings said many 
good things commending the Temperance sermon. 

After which the Association took recess until 2 p. m. 

Benediction by the President. 

SECOND DAY — Afteknoox Session. 

The Association reconvened at 2 p. m with President Rev. 
S. Barrow presiding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Bro. Wm. Covil 
and Rev. Luther Gibbs, by lining 1st hymn on l^o. 285, "Am 
I a soldier of the Cross/' etc., which was sung with deep 
spiritual feelings. He then read a portion of the 1st chapter 
of St. James. Words: James a servant of God, etc 2nd 
hymn, "Nearer my God to thee," etc. 

After some few remarks by the President the Association 
was opened for the transaction of business. 

Motion that the roll of delegates and ministers be called. 
The same was done and the absentees checked. 

Motion to hear the minutes of the second day forenoon 
session read. The same were approved and adopted. 

Motion prevailed that the history of past transactions of 
this Association from its first organization on the 28th day 
of October, 1911, to 1915 be presented at this session by Bro. 
E. Gray. 

Motion prevailed that Bro. E. Gray shall be the Corre- 
sponding delegate to the !N\ E. M. B. Association. 

Motion prevailed that Rev. S. Barrow shall be the corre- 
sponding delegate to the Roanoke Association.. 

Motion prevailed that Rev. W. L. O. Boomer shall be the 
corresponding delegate to the Old Eastern Association. 

Motion prevailed that Rev. W. T. Ross be the correspond- 
ing delegate to the Keuse River Association. 

Motion prevailed that Rev. J. H. Houston be the corre- 
sponding delegate to the Bear Creek Association. 



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A letter from St. Keddick Baptist Church of the Home 
Mission Sisters send greetings with $1.00 for educational 
purposes. 

Eev. Dr. R. I. Johnson came forward and spoke commend- 
ing words of encouragement representing our work. Re- 
sponded to by Rev. E. J. Mackey. 

Rev. J. W. Mason arose and introduced the President to 
make his annual address. The same was very logically and 
powerfully delivered. After which, "Just beyond the Bor- 
der land/' was sung with deep spiritual feelings. The wel- 
come address was deferred until to-night's session. 

After which a collection was taken by Rev. Armstrong 
and Rev. E. J. Mackey to the amount of $1.70. Received 
from Ministers and Delegates $5.50, making a total of $7.20. 

The following committees were then appointed: 

Committee on Education. 

Committee on Place of meeting. 

Commtitee on Revising the Constitution. 

Then the Association took recess until 7 p. m. 

Benediction by the President. 

SECOND DAY— ^ t ight Session. 

Praise service was conducted by Bros. A. M. Weston, R. B. 
H. Covil and others for 30 minutes. Several soul-stirring 
prayers prevailed throughout this meeting and oh how the fire 
was kindled in our souls, and in the meantime the Association 
was called to order by the President, and declared the house 
open and ready for the transaction of business. The Presi- 
dent then announced that the welcome address would now 
be delivered by the pastor, Rev. W. L. O. Boomer, and of 
which he made us welcome to all things that would add to our 
happiness during our stay in this town. And after the same 
the devotional exercises w^ere conducted by Rev. Denice Credle 
and Rev. Jessie Spencer, by lining 1st hymn INTo. 560, "And 
must I be to judgment brought.'' The same was sung with 
deep spiritual feelings. Then a portion of the 14th chapter 
of St. John was read. Words : Let not your heart be troubled, 
etc. And a soul stirring prayer was offered by Bro. Charlie 
Spencer. After which the President arose singing, ''Where 
shall I be when the first trumpet sounds?" At this time 
we had a copious shower of the Holy Spirit which descended 
upon us, and oh, how our hearts did leap for joy. 

Then the President announced that the Missionary sermon 



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was now in order and the same to be delivered by Rev. Z. 
Barrow. Then Rev. Barrow ascended the stand and chose for 
his text the 16th chapter of St. Mark, 15th verse. Words : 
Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel, etc. His ser- 
mon was one fit for the occasion, powerfully delivered and 
plainly explained. After which the President arose singing, 
"I am here on business for my King." The same was sung 
with deep and lasting spiritual feelings. 

Then a public collection was taken by Rev. W. L. O. 
Boomer, the Vice President and Sister Matilda Collins, of 
Elizabeth City, ~N. C, a welcome visitor to the amount of 
$9.39. After which Sister Matilda Daniel came before this 
Association soliciting aid for three little orphan children and 
she received $7.50 of which Bro. Luther Franklin gave $1.00. 

Rev. Dr. H. H. Mormon, of Snow Hill Baptist church 
came forward and very highly congratulated this Association 
for its hospitality and charitable acts, etc. 

Then the Association took recess until 9 :30 a. m. 

Benediction by Dr. H. H. Mormon. 

THIRD DAY — Morning Session. 

The Association reconvened at 9 :30 a. m., with President 
S. Barrow presiding. Devotional exercises were conducted 
by Bro. R. Howard and Rev. W. B. Sanderson by lining 1st 
hymn ~No. 402, "Father, I stretch my hands to thee/' etc. 
Then reading a portion of the 23rd Division of Psalms of 
David. Words: The Lord is my Shepherd. And a soul- 
reviving prayer by Rev. R. Selby. 2nd hymn ~No. 23 : "Grace 
'tis a charming sound," etc. The same was sung with deep, 
spiritual feelings, and after some few loving remarks by the 
President the Association was declared open for the transac- 
tion of business. 

Motion prevailed to hear the roll of ministers and delegates 
called. The same was done and absentees checked. 

potion prevailed to hear the minutes of the previous ses- 
sion read, the same was done and they were approved and 
adopted. 

Motion prevailed that the President's address shall go 
down in the printed minutes. 

Motion prevailed to hear the report of the traveling mis- 
sionary in the person of Bro. E. H. Green, of which he re- 
ported $13.45, and by a motion of the Association Bro. Green 
was compensated $3.45 for his Missionary services rendered 
during the Associational year. 



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Motion prevailed that the letter of dismission given to Rev. 
S. M. Green shall be recovered back to this Association. The 
same was done. After which a public collection was taken 
to the amount of $1.65. 

Then the Association took recess until 2 p. m. 

Benediction by the President. 

Name of officers are as follows: Rev. S. Barrow, Presi- 
dent; Rev. W. L. 0. Boomer, Vice-President; Bro. James 
Mackey, Secretary; Bro. P. A. Eason, Assistant Secretary; 
Bro. S. L. Gray, Institute Treasurer; Bro. E. Gray, Associa- 
tional Treasurer. 



THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session. 

The Association re-assembled at 2 p. m. with President 
S. Barrow presiding. Devotional exercises were conducted 
by Rev. Z. Barrow and Rev. W. T. Ross, by lining 1st hymn 
No. 528, a Bless be the tie," etc. Then reading a portion of 
the 5th chapter of Revelation. Words : I looked and I saw 
on the right hand, &c. Then a soul-stirring prayer by Bro. 
Caho Farrow. 2nd hymn JSTo. 560, "When I can read," etc. 

And after some few remarks by the President the Associa- 
tion was declared open and ready for the transaction of busi- 
ness. 

Motion prevailed to hear the roll of ministers and delegates 
called. The same was done, and absentees checked. 

Motion prevailed to hear the proceedings of the Third Day 
morning session read. The same was done and they were ap- 
proved and adopted. 

Motion prevailed to hear the report of the Treasurer 
through the Executive Board. They reported there were 
$18.i>0 brought over from last year's disbursements. 

Motion prevailed to hear the report of the committee on 
place of meeting. 

Motion prevailed to hear the report of the committee on 
resolutions. (See report. ) 

Motion prevailed that all officers shall be elected by accla- 
mation. The same was done. 

Motion prevailed that Bro. J. H. Gray shall be the Audi- 
tor for this Association and that he shall meet the Executive 
Board in September, and get his reports in O. K. order for 
representation. 

Then the Association took recess until 7 p. m. 

Benediction by Rev. Z. Barrow. 



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THIRD DAY— Eight Session. 

Praise services were conducted by Eev. John Gibbs and 
Sister Matilda Collins for 60 minutes, of which was full of 
that holy fire. 

The next in order was the Doctrinal sermon, which was 
to be delivered by Eev. S. M. Spencer. 

The opening services were rendered by reading a portion 
of the 13th chapter of St. Matthew. Words : The same day 
when Jesus, etc., by Rev. Z. Barrow. A soul-stirring prayer 
by Bro. John Gibbs. "Am I a Soldier," etc., was sung with 
deep spiritual feelings by the President, after which Rev. 
Spencer was introduced. He then arose in his usual manner 
and took for a text the 3rd chapter of St. John from which 
he entertained his hearers for 25 minutes. After which the 
President arose singing. "Do you want to go there," and at 
that time our souls took a flight heavenward. 

Then a public collection was lifted by Rev. W. H. A. Stal- 
lings, and Rev. J. AY. Grimes, to the amount of $16.80. 
After which Rev. Stallings made a very highly recommended 
talk. Oh ! how he soared out upon the air as a silver tongued 
orator of the day. Then Rev. J. YT. Grimes made a strong 
and able speech which was enjoyed by all, and we were made 
welcome to the town on his behalf. 

Then the Association took recess until 9 a. m. 

Benediction by Dr. Stallings. 

SUXDAY MORXIXG. 

Sunday School at 9 a. m. Lesson 2nd Kings 6-8 :23, Octo- 
ber 24. The lesson was beautifully catechised by Rev. J. H. 
Houston. Subject : Elisha Heavenly defender. The Golden 
text : The Angel of Jehovah. 

Collection taken amounted to $1.40. 

Dismissed by the President. 

After which the hour arrived for the beginning of the 
4th day's session, with Vice-President AY. L. O. Boomer pre- 
siding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Revs. J. H. Hous- 
ton and John Gibbs by lining 1st hymn Xo. 114. then reading 
a portion of 119th Psalm. Words: Blessed are the undefiled 
in the way. etc. And a soul-stirring prayer by Bro. Willie 
Green. 2nd hymn Xo. 52. "At the Gross," by the Vice- 
President. 



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After which the President was introduced to preach the 
Educational sermon. Then he arose singing, " Where shall I 
be when the first trumpet sounds ?" and it was sung) with a 
deep and lasting spiritual sentiment. Then he chose for a 
text the 2nd chapter of St. Luke, 52nd verse. Words : And 
Jesus increased in wisdom and stature. The sermon was one 
fit for the occasion, full of logic, loudly spoken and powerfully 
delivered. 

After which a collection was taken by the honored and 
respected F. C. Hester and the most noted and beloved Rev. 
E. J. Mackey to the amount of $4.14. 

The Association then adjourned to meet with Job's Chapel 
Baptist Church at Swan Quarter, C, on Thursday before 
the fourth Lord's day in October, 1916. 

Thus ends the proceedings of the fourth annual session. 

Rev. S. Barrow, President. 

James Mackey, Secretary. 



MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Members of the Executive Board are as follows: 

Rev. Z. Barrow, Chairman; Rev. J, W, Mason, Secretary; Rev. 
Miles Bougs, Rev. Luther Gibbs, Rev. W. T. Ross, Rev. W. C. Jen- 
nett, Rev. R. Selby, Rev. George T. Simpson, Rev. J. H. Houston. 

ROLL OF ORDAINED MINISTERS WHO PAID $1.00 EACH. 

Rev. S. Barrow, Rev. W. L. O. Boomer, Rev. S'amuel Adams, 
Rev. W. B. Saunderson, Rev. J. W. Mason, Rev. J. H. Houston, 
Rev. Luther Gibbs, Rev. Z. Barrow, Rev. Miles Bougs, Rev. Jessie 
•Spencer, Rev. Dinse Credle, Rev. S. M. Spencer, Rev. R. Selby, 
Rev. W. C. Jennett, Rev. George T. Simpson, Rev. J. R. Murray, 
Rev. W. T. Ross, Rev. W. J. Gibbs, Rev. H. H. Norman, Rev. Benj. 
Burross, Rev. Moran Alexander, Rev. Jones S'pencer, Rev. George 
W. Jennett, Rev. S. L. Mann. 

ROLL OF LICENTIATES WHO PAID 75cts. EACH. 

Bro. William E. Covil, Bro. J. C. Jones, Bro. Z. Fort'scue, Bro. 
Buck King, Bro. A. M. Weston, Bro. R. Howard, Bro. C. Clark, Bro. 
Joseph Eason, Bro. R. B. H. Covil, Bro. Wash. Johnson, Bro. E. 
Gray, Bro. R. W T eston, Bro. S. J. Jones, Bro. Claud Satchel, Bro. 
George Campbell, Bro. S. T. Howard, Bro. J. W. Gibbs, Bro. L. D. 
Dunbar, Bro. W. E. Green. Bro. Seth Simmons, Bro. J. B. Green, 
Bro. Caho Farrow, Bro. J. H. Gray, Bro. S. S. Spencer, Bro. G. V. 
Gibbs, Bro. James Boyde, Bro. T. S. Spencer, Bro. William Collins, 
Bro. John Gibbs, Bro. Charley Spencer, Rev. Samuel Adams, Bro. 
William Jarv~s. 

COMMITTEE ON HOURS. 

Committee on Hours are as follows: Bro. Claud Satchel, Bro. R. 
B. H. Covil, Bro. R. Weston, Bro. Caho Farrow. 



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COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Bro. L. D. Dunbar, Bro. S. S'. Spencer, Bro. J. H. Gray, Bro. Amos 
Weston, Bro. R. B. H. Covil, Bro. E. Gray, Manager, Bro. S. T. 
Howard, Bro. T. S. Spencer, Bro. Joseph Eason, Bro. Seth Jones. 



COMMITTEE ON REVISING THE CONSTITUTION. 

Rev. George T. Simpson, Bro. Joseph Eason, Bro. R. Howard, 
Bro. James Gibbs, Bro. C. Clark, Rev. J. H. Houston. 



COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

Rev. Miles Bougs, Rev. J. R. Murray, Rev. J. H. Houston, Bro. 
L. D. Dunbar. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 

Rev. Jesse Spencer, Rev. Dinse Credle, Rev. J. H. Houston, Bro. 
George Campbell, Bro. Buck King, Bro. E. Gray. 



COMMITTEE ON PLACE OF MEETING. 

Bro. George Campbel, Bro. R. B. H. Covil, Bro. C. Clark, Bro. Caho 
Fasrow, Bro. S. T. Howard, Bro. William Coirns, Bro. Seth Sim- 
mons, Bro. S. J. Jones, Bro. John Gibbs, Bro. T. S\ Spencer, Bro. 
Willie Green. 

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REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

We, your Executive Committee, beg leave to make the following 
report: That after a careful and impartial examination of the As- 
sociation Treasurer, of all orders, books and receipts in his pos- 
session, we find the amount of $86.27 from last session of 1914, and 
the disbursements to the amount of $67.77, leaving a balance of 
$18.50, and we further recommend that the following ministers to 
preach the special sermons at the next sitting, as follows: Rev. 
J. H. Houston, Introduction; Rev. George T. Simpson, Temperance; 
Rev. R. Selby, Missionary; Rev. J. H. Mason, Doctrinal; Rev. W. T. 
Ross, Educational. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 

We, your Committee on Time and Place, beg leave to make the 
following report: That the next sitting of the Hyde County Eastern 
Missionary Baptist Association will convene with Job's Chapel at 
Swan Quarter, N. C, on Thursday before the 4th Lord's day in 
October, 1916, at 10 a. m. Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, Chairman. 

S. J. JONES, Secretary. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 

We, your Committee on Resolutions, beg to make the following 
report: That all members and officers of this Association desiring 
a voice, shall 1st be qualified, and upon the proper recognition 
given to the Chair, he shall be granted privilege to speak, but not 
longer than five minutes at a time, nor more than the 2nd time 
on the same subject. Respectfully submitted, 

E. GRAY, Chairman. 

REV. J. H. HOUSTON, Secretary. 



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REPORT OF CHILDREN'S BAND OF BELHAVEN. 

We, the United Band of Children of the City of Belhaven, N. C, 
was legally organized and set apart on the 4th Lord's day in De- 
cember 1913. We represent to this Association with $2.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

AMOS WESTON, President. 
WILLIAM COVIL, Manager. 
MISS MANNIA SIMPSON, Secretary. 



REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS. 

Be it hereby Resolved, That each pastor shall preach one Tem- 
perance sermon annually in each of his churches during this Associa- 
tional year. Submitted by 

BRO. E. GRAY, Chairman. 

REV. J. H. HOUSTON, Secretary. 



A LETTER OF GREETINGS. 

Bryant's Chapel, at Swan Quarter, N. C, sends greetings and 
$1.00 for the Educational advancement of the Negro race. 
Respectfully submitted, 

MISS' HATTIE E. DONNEL, Secretary. 



PETITION FROM PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH. 

Lake Landing, N. C. 
We, the members of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, humbly 
petitions this Association for admission to your honorable body. 

REV. S. BARROW, Pastor. 
JIMMIE GIBBS, Deacon. 
R. D. BOOTON, Secretary. 



A LETTER OF GREETINGS. 

Edwards, N. C, September 26, 1915. 
To the Brethren of the S'wan Quarter Institute: 

We, your Sisters of the Woman's Association send greetings 
and $4.00 for Educational purposes. We ask your prayers that we 
may do more for the Master. 

SISTER CLOSSIA CREDLE, President. 
SISTER ALICE HOWARD, Delegate. 
SISTER P. A. CARMAN, Secretary. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

Whereas, we think in our humble judgment, that religion is the 
only remedy that obliterates ignorance which is the most of preju- 
dice which debars our race from prosperity, which is a bounteous 
blessing sent from God, therefore the Hyde County Eastern Mis- 
sionary Baptist Association stands for higher culture among our 
IRace and we ask our people to pay more money to aid this great 
cause ,that we may have a Seminary where our Preachers may 
attend and study theology, of which there is so much need. 

Be it Resolved, That this Association do all it can for the Swan 
Quarter Institute. Respectfully, 

E. GRAY, Chairman. 

REV. W. B. SANDERSON, Secretary. 



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CONSTITUTION OF THE HYDE COUNTY EASTERN MIS- 
SIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as 
the Hyde County Eastern Missionary Baptist Association. Officers 
to be elected on the last day of the session. 

Art. 2. The object of this Association shall be the promotion of 
Christ's Kingdom among men, Ministerial Education and the uplift 
of our young people in general; and the means of accomplishing 
this shall be in strict conformity to the New Testament. 

Art. 3. This Association shall be composed of ministers and dele- 
gates chosen by the Churches connected with it, each Church being 
entitled to two delegates. The Elders shall pay $1.00; Licentiates 
75 cents, and Delegates, Deacons, Trustees and Secretary of churches 
25 cents annually, when their names are enrolled, the money to be 
used for the benefit of the Institute only, and that any delegates or 
ministers being absent when the roll is called they shall pay a fine 
of 10 cents, without a lawful excuse. There shall be nine Trustees 
appointed with . the Moderator who shall make their annual report of 
the financial condition of the Institute. Each Sabbath school will 
send a collection to the Association for the Institution. 

Art. 4. The Delegates from each church shall bear a letter certi- 
fying their appointment, and communicating information relative to 
the state of the church. The delegates from each church shall bear 
a letter stating the condition of the church, also number of members 
that have been excommunicated, number that have been received by 
letter, number that have been baptized, number deceased, number 
dismissed by letter, number of male and number of female members, 
total number of membership, and amount sent to the Association. 
The Pastor shall see that 10 cents is collected from each member 
and sent to the Association, for the benefit of the Institute only. 

Art. 5. The officers of this Association shall be a President and 
Vice-President, Secretary, Assistant S'ecretary, Corresponding Sec- 
retary, Station History, Treasurer and Auditor, Executive Board, 
Trustee Board and Treasurer, who shall be annually chosen from 
among its members by ballot or acclamation, a majority of the mem- 
bers voting," and continue in office until their successors are elected. 
All officers of this Association shall be responsible to this Associa- 
tion for their conduct and shall report annually to this body. The 
duty of all of the officers of the Association shall be prescribed by 
the Association in its constitution. 

Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the President to enforce an observ- 
ance of the constitution, preserve order, appoint committees, decide 
all questions of order, give his opinion on any question under discus- 
sion after others have spoken, and give the casting vote in case of a 
tie. He shall be ex-officio chairman of all the boards. The duty of 
the President shall be performed by the Vice-President in the ab- 
sence of the President. The Vice-President shall assist the Presi- 
dent in presiding. 

Art. 7. It shall be the duty of the Recording Secretary to record 
the proceedings of each annual session, and to superintend the 
printing and distribution of the minutes, to receive and take account 
of all monies sent up by the churches at the Association, turning over 
the same to the Treasurer. All monies received by the Secretary 
shall be turned over to the Treasurer of that fund for which it is 
designated. He shall report to the Association at its annual session 
the business he transacted in the absence of the body. 

Art. 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all funds 
sent by the churches or collected during the session of this body, 
and disburse the same as ordered by the Association. He shall also 



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make to the Association an annual report of the condition of the 
Treasury, and he shall give a bond of security of 'the same. 

Art. 9. This Association shall appoint an Executive Committee 
consisting of not less than 7 or more than 9 members; which com- 
mittee shall have the superintendence of Association missions and 
colportage. They shall have power to disburse all sums paid by the 
Treasurer of the Association for the objects under their charge and 
during intervals between the meeting of this body to receive and dis- 
burse funds for those objects and to take such steps for their ad- 
vancement as they shall deem advisable, and shall make an annual 
report to the Association of their doings. They shall have power to 
take up all grievances of the churches and pastors comprising this 
Association; and call them to trial, and give them a fair and scrip- 
tural trial, and if they fail to hear the advice of the Executive Com- 
mittee then they shall pass their judgment upon them or they may 
withdraw right hand of fellowship from them and refer their charge 
to the Association. The expense of the Executive Committee in 
taking up grievances of the churches and pastor shall be paid by the 
parties concerned as far as possible and shall not be borne by the 
Association General Funds, unless in the opinion of the body, the 
matter was of general interest to the Association. 

Art. 10. This Association shall not maintain fellowship with any 
of her churches which neglect to preserve Gospel order, and if any 
church patronize with the said churches that are out of Gospel 
order this Association shall call them to trial, and if they fail to 
hear to the Association this Association shall deal with them ac- 
cording to the 18th chapter of St. Matthew. 

Art. 11. This Association may invite visitors and corresponding 
brethren to seats, and extend to them all the privileges of the Asso- 
ciation except that of voting. 

Art. 12. The annual session of this Association shall commence 
on Thursday before the 4th Lord's day in October, at such place as 
may be chosen. 

Art. 13. By appointment of this Association there shall be an 
Introductory sermon, a Temperance sermon, and an Educational ser- 
mon. The Introductory sermon shall be preached the first day at 10 
o'clock a. m., before organizing. 

Art. 14. This Association shall not fellowship any church or pas- 
tor that shall receive lawfully excommunicated members from any 
church of the same faith and order, and the pastor of said church 
that compose this Association shall give a letter of dismission to any 
members of their church or churches, to unite with any other church 
of the same faith and order. 

Art. 15. This Association shall endorse three modes of dismission. 
1st. By Letter. A member may receive a letter of commendation or 
dismission from the church of which he or she is a member, and 
with the same unite with any other church of the same faith and 
order, and when so united he or she is no longer a member of the 
former church. 2nd, by exclusion. When the church in the exercise 
of its lawful discipline withdraws the hand of fellowship from any 
one of its members, he or she is thenceforth no longer a member, 
and no church or pastor of this Association shall receive them. 3rd, 
By death. The death of a member of course dissolves their connec- 
tion here on earth. 

Art:16. This Association recommends to her churches that the 
churches that this Association is composed of shall not from this 
date henceforth elect or ordain any brother to deaconship that can- 
not read the Scriptures distinctly. No church and pastor shall li- 
cense or ordain any brother for the ministry of the Gospel except he 
read the Scriptures distinctly. 



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Art. 17. The Executive Committee shall have no power whatever 
of the Trustee Board and shall not in any way interfere with it in 
the discharge of its duty, nor any other general officer of the Asso- 
ciation. 

Art. 18. Any church or churches who have been granted a letter 
or letters or petition, to join another or organize another Association, 
and when that has been done such a church or churches are entirely 
out from under the jurisdiction or watch care of this Association, 
and before they can have any voice in this Association again they 
must bring a petition or letters of recommendation from the Associa- 
tion they joined to this Association to join as though they had never 
been members of this Association. 



RULES OF ORDER. 



1. On the meeting of the Association the President of the pre- 
ceding session shall preside until his successor is made known. In 
case of his absence the Vice-President fills the seat. 

2. Each session of the Association shall be opened and closed 
with prayer. 

3. At each daily session the proceedings of the business session 
shall be read, and the names of the delegates shall be called; and 
no person speaking shall be interrupted until he is done speaking, 
unless he is out of order. 

4. The members shall observe towards the officers and each other 
that courtesy that becomes Christians, and the person speaking shall 
in no wise reflect on the person who spoke before him, but shall ex- 
press his idea. 

5. Any member wishing to speak shall rise and address the 
President. He shall confine himself strictly to the subject under 
debate and avoid all personalities. 

6. No member shall speak more than twice on the same question 
without permission from the President. 

7. All motions seconded shall be definitely stated by the Presi- 
dent before discussion, and no brother shall be at liberty to whisper 
during the time another brother is speaking. 

8. No motion shall be withdrawn after its discusssion. The Pres- 
ident shall not interrupt any member or prohibit his speaking until 
he gives his idea on the subject, unless he violates the rules of 
the Association. 

9. When a question is under discussion no, motion or proposition 
shall be received except to adjourn, to lay on the table, to amend or 
postpone indefinitely, which several motions shall have preference 
in the order in which they are stated. 

10. After a motion is decided, any member having voted in the 
majority, may move for a reconsideration. 

11. No member shall absent himself during the session of the As- 
sociation without permission of the President, and no one shall take 
final leave of absence without permission from the Association. If 
anyone shall do so, their absence shall be noticed in the minutes. 

12. All questions except such as relate to the constitution shall be 
decided by a majority of votes. 

13. This Association shall have the right to decide what subject 
shall be admitted to its consideration. 

14. These Rules of Order may be altered or amended at any ses- 
sion of the Association by a majority of votes. 



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RULES OF DECORUM FOR THE CHURCHES. 



1. We will hold four council meetings in the year for the trans- 
action of business; also special meetings whenever requisite. 

2. The names of members shall be called at every regular meet- 
ing, and there shall be due notice taken of the absence of those who 
evince a disposition to absent themselves. 

3. At every council, the Pastor, in his right of office shall pre- 
side as Moderator, and in case of his absence, the council shall ap- 
point a Moderator pro-tem, who shall open the council with devo- 
tional exercises. 

4. The Clerk shall keep a Church book in which all the proceed- 
ings of the council shall be faithfully transcribed, and at every regu- 
lar meeting the minutes of the preceding meeting shall be read im- 
mediately after the names are called. 

5. An invitation shall be given to the Brethren of our faith and 
order to sit with us in council who shall enjoy all the privileges of 
the meeting except that of voting. 

6. Every subject for the consideration of the council shall be in- 
troduced by a motion, which when seconded shall be debated and 
acted upon, unless withdrawn by the mover. 

7. Every speaker shall rise and address the Moderator by the 
appelation of brother, and continue his remarks to the subject under 
debate, and shall not be allowed to speak more than twice on one 
subject, except by permission of the church. 

8. No member shall withdraw from the council without permis- 
sion from the Moderator. 

9. It shall be required that in all matters of difference between 
members, before complaint is made to the Church, the aggrieved 
party shall have duly attended to the instruction of our Lord's Gos- 
pel recorded by St. Matthew, 11th chapter, 16th, 17th, and 18th 
verses, and public offenses or such as operate against the peace of 
the church shall be the subject of discipline. 

10. All questions submitted to the council shall be decided by a 
majority of votes, except receiving members to fellowship; and any 
question may be reconsidered .upon the motion of anyone who voted 
in the affirmative. 

11. The Moderator shall propound all questions for vote — shall 
keep the speaker to the subject under debate — may express his own 
views, after others are done speaking, and see that these rules are 
faithfully observed. 

12. These Rules of Decorum may be altered or amended by a 
vote of two-thirds of the whole church. 

Resolved, That this council recommend the adoption of the fore- 
going Rules to all the Churches that comprise this body. 



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ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



1. Enroll the delegates. 

2. Introductory Sermon. 

3. Appointment of Committees. 

4. Reading Church Letters. 

5. Call for Petitionary Letters. 

6. Reception of Corresponding Delegates and Visitors. 

7. The appointment of Corresponding Delegates. 

8. Report of Standing Committees. 

9. Report of Special Committees. 

10. Report of Trustees of Ministers Relief Society. 

11. Report of Treasurer. 

12. Motions and Resolutions. 

13. Miscellaneous Business. 

14. Organization. 

15. Adjournment. 



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Rev. S. BARROW, Pastor 

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cTVIINUTES 

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Hyde County Eastern 
Missionary Baptist 
Association 

• held with 

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JOBES CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
Swan Quarter, N. C. 

Kev. S. BARKOW, Pastor. 

October 19-22, 1916 



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PROCEEDINGS. 



In compliance with the laws, rules and regulations governing the 
Hyde County Eastern Missionary Baptist Association of North Caro- 
lina, we are thankful to our Heavenly Father for his lenience 
and protection over us during this Associational year, and have 
privileged us to meet with Jobs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 
at Swan Quarter, K C, October 19th to 22nd, 1916, Kev. S. Barrow, 
pastor. 

Members present — Rev. S. Barrow, President, Revs. H. J. Gibbs, 
W. B. Sanderson, Z. Barrow, S. L. Mann, Joseph Eason, Wm. Jarvis, 
Daniel Gibbs and others. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. W. B. Sanderson 
and Rev. H. J. Gibbs, by singing 1st Hymn Ko. 26, "Blest be the 
tie," etc., then reading a portion of 1st Cor. 13th chapter. Prayer by 
Rev. W. B. Sanderson. 2nd hymn So. 185, "I love thy Kingdom, 
Lord," led by the President. Then some loving remarks were made 
after which the Association was declared open for the transaction of 
business. 

By order of the President that the ministers and delegates enroll 
their names. After which the several committees were chosen. (See 
committees. ) 

After which Rev. and Prof. Morrisey, of Plymouth, C, who 
attained a graduation at Livingston College, Salisbury, N". C, was 
introduced by the President. Then he came forward and made a lov- 
ing, spiritual talk, which blended the Association in closer proximity, 
mentally, morally and spiritually, and was responded to by Rev. and 
Prof. W. H. A. Stallings, of Edenton, C. . They are noted spokes- 
men and powerful in their ministerial deliberation. 

Then the Committee on Hours made their report. (See report.) 

Then a vote of thanks was tendered Rev. Morrisey and Rev. Stal- 
lings for their hearty deliberation. 

Motion the above named ministers have a seat of welcome and free 
access to all privileges except that of voting. 

Then a collection was taken by Rev. S. L. Mann to the amount of 
$2.25. Received from Ministers and delegates $17.75, total $20.00. 

Adjourned to meet at 2 :30 p. m. 

Benediction by Rev. S. L. Mann. 



FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session. 

The Association re-assembled at 2:30 with President S. Barrow 
presiding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. J. R. Murray and 

roar 

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Bev. Ed. Covil, by lining 1st hymn No. 349, words "I am not asham- 
ed," etc. Then reading a portion of 86th Psalm, and a soul stirring 
prayer by Rev. C. C. Gillette. After which, "In the Light, in the 
Light/' was sung by Rev. Ed. Covil. Then a few brief remarks by 
the President. Then he declared the Association open for the tran- 
saction of business. 

Motion and prevailed to hear the roll of ministers and delegates 
called. The same was done. 

Motion to hear the proceedings of the previous session. The same 
was read, approved and adopted. 

The next in 1 order was the Introductory, by Rev. J". H. Houston, 
D. D. Rev. W. H. A. Stallings sang hymn No. 97, a Oh! for a heart," 
etc., and sang with deep spiritual feelings. After which he gave grace 
and toning inspiration for the outset of the expected sermon. Then 
Rev. Houston ascended the stand and took for a text Romans 8 :13, 
35, 38, 39. Rev. Houston left no furrows unturned in the explanation 
of his sermon, which was full of well selected words and very fittingly 
spoken, and how the holy fire was kindled in his deliberation. Then 
a soul-stirring prayer by Rev. W. H. A. Stallings. After which Rev. 
S. L. Mann sang, "I want to go to heaven when I die to shout salvation 
as I fly," and in the meantime the Dove of Peace and Happiness lit 
among us, and oh! how our hearts did leap for joy. Rev. Stallings 
gave vent and uprise to the above sermon to the highest degree of con- 
gratulation, and responded to by Rev. S. L. Mann, very fittingly. 

And further responded to by Rev. R. A. Morrisey, a man full of 
preparedness and an able speaker. 

By order of the President the Committee on Hours was requested 
to make its report, but was not ready at this hour. 

Resolved by the President that Rev. R. A. Morrisey preach tonight. 

Received from ministers and delegates $2.50 and from public col- 
lection $2.00. Total $4.50. 
Benediction by Rev. R. A. Morrisey. 



FIRST DAY— Night Session. 

The Association met at 7 :30 p. m., with President S. Barrow, pre- 
siding, and after some few brief remarks the Association was de- 
clared open for the transaction of business. 

Motion to hear the roll of ministers and delegates. The same was 
pronounced and by order of the President the proceedings of the 
afternoon session be read. The same were read, received and adopted. 
Bro. Joseph Eason sang, "There is a name," etc. Then Rev. C. C. 
Gillette sang hymn No. 96, "There is a fountain," etc. 



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After which Eev. S. L. Mann read a portion of the 1st chapter of 
the 2nd Epistle of Paul to Timothy. Words: Paul, an apostle of 
God," etc. Then a soulstirring prayer by Eev. Mann. 

Eev. C. C. Gillette sang, "I shall know him," etc. After which 
Eev. W. H. A. Stallings beautifully represented Eev. E. A. Mor- 
risey, A. B., as the most venerable spokesman at this hour. Eev. Mor- 
risey took the stand and chose for a text 2nd Epistle to Timothy 1 :12. 
Subject: The Divine Trustee of the soul. The same was thoroughly 
explained and very powerfully delivered and a soul-stirring prayer 
by Eev. C. C. Gillette. And oh, how our souls did leap by reason of 
the presence of the Holy Spirit. After which Eev. S. L. Mann sang, 
"I am walking in the Light of God," etc. Then the President spoke 
graceful words in response to the above sermon. 

A public collection was taken by Bro. E. Gray and his daughter 
Mrs. Mittie Barber, of Belhaven, £T. C, to the amount of $3.55. 

Benediction by the President. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

The Association met at 10 a. m., with President S. Barrow pre- 
siding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Eev. S. L. Mann and Eev. 
Z. Barrow, by lining 1st hymn !No. 116, "There is a land," etc., sang 
with deep spiritual feelings, then reading a portion of 1st Ps. words, 
Blessed is the man, etc. And a soul stirring prayer by Eev. Benj. 
Burrus. After which, "E"earer my God," was spiritually led by Eev. 
S. L. Mann. After some few remarks by the President the Associa- 
tion was then declared open for the transaction of business. 

Motion and prevailed that the roll of ministers and delegates be 
called. The same was done. 

Motion and prevailed, that the proceedings of the 1st days night 
session be read. The same were read, received and adopted. 

After which Mr. J. D. Davis, a distinguished white gentleman of 
Belhaven, 1ST. C, was admitted to represent an open sale of general 
merchandise to suit the convenience of the general public and to Hyde 
county as well, and briefly responded to co-operatively, by Prof. E. A. 
Morrisey. 

It was the earnest request of Mr. Davis that the President should 
call some one to prayer before his departure. 

Eev. and Prof. W. H. A. Stallings was asked to unite in prayer, 
which was powerfully strong in his behalf. After which Eev. C. CL 
Gillette sang, "'Tis Heaven to know," etc., very timely and spiritually. 

Brother Dallas Mackey was excused from the Association for one 
day on account of the urgent business at his home. 



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Motion and prevailed, that the afternoon session shall convene at 
1:30 p. m., then the following committees were appointed: 
Committee on Finance. 
Committee on Revising the Constitution. 
Committee on Temperance. 
Committee on Resolutions. 

After some miscellaneous discussion by the delegation, Rev. R. A. 
Morrisej spoke fitting words to obliterate the Spirit of difference 
which debars peace and prosperity from among our race. After which 
the President sang, "I love thy Kingdom, Lord." And thereafter 
made a good spiritual announcement, and the doors of the Association 
stood ajar for the reception of members. Rev. C. C. Gillette came 
forward. 

Motion and prevailed, that Rev. Gillette be received in this Asso- 
ciation as an ordained minister. The charges upon the Constitution 
was given by Rev. *S. M. Spencer. 

"Blest be the tie,' 7 was sung by Rev. S. L. Mann. And in the mean- 
time the handshake of congratulations was given to Rev. Gillette by 
the Ministers and Delegates to the aggregate of three hundred. 

Then the Association took adjournment. 

Benediction by Rev. Stallins. 



SECOND DAY — Afteenoon Session. 

The Association re-assembled at 2 :45 p. m., with Rev. S. Barrow 
presiding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. J. R. Murray and 
Brother Amos Weston, by lining 1st hymn ISTo. 48, "A charge to 
keep," etc. Sung with deep spiritual feeling, and reading a portion 
of Revelations llth. Words, And I looked and lo, a Lamb stood,, 
etc., and a soul stirring prayer by . Rev. Jones Spencer. 2nd hymn 
"No. 86, "Must Jesus bear the Cross," etc, sang with deep, spiritual 
feelings and a few words of congratulations by the President. 

After which the Association was declared open for the transaction 
of business. 

First in order was the Missionary sermon to be delivered by Rev. 
W. H. A. S tailings, D.D. Then he ascended the stand and chose for 
a text Hebrews 12 :26, 27. Subject. Some things that will stand 
forever. 1st. From the beginning of the world to this day, mutability 
has been inscribed on all things beneath the sun. 2nd. Some things 
which cannot be shaken : (1.) the purpose of God will never be shaken, 
(2) the reason of God's moral government, or the laws of His king- 
dom will never be shaken or changed, (3rd) the foundation of the 



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Church of Christ can never be changed. The same were logically and 
powerfully explained. After which a soul stirring prayer by Eev. 
S. M. Spencer. Then a Bye-and-bye ;i was sung by Eev. C. C. Gillette 
with deep spiritual feelings, and Oh! how our hearts leaped for joy at 
the preaching and the singing, and at the close of this meeting was the 
h^ur in which Rev. Stallings was to take leave from this Association 
on his way to Belhaven, 1ST. C, and a compensation was given him as 
a deed of charity to the amount of $5.20. 

Rev. C. C. Gillette presented to President S. Barrow $5.05 as a 
Christian brotherly act of charity from personal donations to him. 

The Association then took adjournment until 7 :30 p. m. 

Benediction by Rev. S. L. Mann. 



SECOND DAY— Eight Session. 

The Association re-assembled at 7 :30 p. m., with President S. Bar* 
row presiding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Bro. H. J. Gibbs and Bro. 
Wm. Jarvis. 

Motion and prevailed that the roll of ministers and delegates be 
called. The same was done. 

Motion and prevailed to hear the reading of the minutes of the 
afternoon session. The same were read, received and adopted. 

After which Eev. S. L. Mann sang hymn 'No. 86, " There is a foun- 
tain," etc., sung with deep spiritual feelings. 

Then Eev. Mann introduced Eev. C. C. Gillette to break the bread 
of life to this honorable body. Eev. Gillette took the stand and sang 
one of his most beautiful and loving songs, which made the anxious 
hearers happy in the outside. After which he chose for a text Ezekiel 
18 :L Words: Behold all souls are mine. The sermon was one well 
fit for the occasion. Loudly explained and very powerfully delivered; 
and a soul stirring prayer by Eev. E. Selby. "You are going to reap 
in the harvest what you sow,'' was sung by Bro. Charley Spencer. 

Then a public collection was taken by Eev. L. Gibbs to the amount 
of $10.02. 

At the close of this meeting was the hour for Eev. C. C. Gillette 
to take leave from this Association for Sladesville, C, enroute to 
Belhaven, N*. C, and the Association gave him $4.20 to help him to 
carry the gospel elsewhere. 

Then adjournment. Benediction by Eev. S. M. Spencer. 



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THIRD DAY—Mokning Session. 

The Association met promptly at 10 a. m., with Rev. S. Barrow 
presiding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Bro. Eddie Covil and Bro. 
Amos Weston, by lining first hymn No. 642, "On Jordan's stormy 
banks," etc., and reading a portion of St. John 3rd: Words, There 
was a man of the Pharisees," etc., and a soul stirring prayer by Bro. 
Eddie Covil. 

After some few remarks by the President the Association was then 
declared open for the transaction of business. 

Motion and prevailed, to hear the roll call of ministers, and dele- 
gates. The same was done. 

Motioned and prevailed to hear the minutes of the 2nd day's night 
session read. The same were read, receivd and adopted. 

The door of the Association standing^ ajar Rev. L. C. Blaekwell, 
an ordained minister of the gospel came forward and was received 
unanimously. Charges of the Baptist Church discipline were given 
by Rev. S. M. Spencer, and a copious shower of the Holy Spirit de- 
scended upon us when grace and truth shook hands, regarding Rev. 
S. M. Spencer and Rev. S. Barrow in their spiritual differences. 

After which the Association took an adjournment until 1 :30 p. m. 

Benediction by Rev. S. M. Spencer. 



THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session. 

The Association convened at 1 :30 p. m., with Rev. S. Barrow pre- 
siding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. J. R. Murray and 
Rev. Luther Gibbs, by lining 1st hymn 'No. 304, "Father, I stretch 
my hands," ptc. Sung with deep spiritual feelings. Then reading 
a portion of the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians 1st verse. Words. 
Moreover, Brethren, I declare unto you the gospel, etc. And after 
which a soul stirring prayer by Bro. S. J. J ones. Second hymn "No. 
276, "Did Christ over sinners," etc. The same was sung with the 
spirit and with power. 

After a good spiritual talk by the President the Association was 
then declared open for the transaction of business. 

Motion and prevailed to hear the roll call of ministers 'and delegates. 
The same was done. 

Motion and prevailed to hear the reading of the minutes of the 
previous session. The same were read, received and adopted. 

Motion and prevailed to hear the report of the Committee on Obit- 
uary. (See report.) 



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Motion and prevailed that if any officer of this Association being 
found under the influence of any stimulant, such as wine or whiskey, 
during any of its sessions, shall be punished by dismission during the 
term of the Association or render a satisfactory excuse thereto. 

Motion and prevailed to hear the report of the committee on place 
of meeting. (See report.) 

Motion and prevailed that we go in nomination for election of offi- 
cers and they were elected as follows : 

Kev. S. Barrow, President. 

Rev. W. L. O. Boomer, Vice-President. 

Bro. James Mackey, Secretary. 

Bro. P. A. Eason, Assistant Secretary. 

Bro. S. L. Gray, Institute Treasurer. 

Bro. Elijah Gray, Associational Treasurer. 

Motion and prevailed to hear the report of the Auditor of the Asso- 
ciation. (See report.) . 

Motion and prevailed, that the report of the Missionary be re- 
ceived with a vote of thanks and a compensation of $1.00. 

Motion and prevailed to hear the report of the co-operative com- 
mittee on Sales as to the purchase of the Sunday School Union prop- 
erty by the E. M. B. Association on or before the next sitting of the 
aforesaid Association at Slocumb in October, 1917. 

The Association then took adjournment until 7 :30 p. m. 

Benediction by Rev. J. H. Houston. 



THIRD DAY — Eight Session. , 

The Association met at 7 :30 p. m., with Rev. S. Barrow presiding. 

The session was opened by singing, "I heard the voice," etc., which 
was sung with deep spiritual feelings. 

Then read a portion of St. Matthew 25 :1. Words: Then shall the 
kingdom, etc., and a soul-stirring prayer by Rev, Moran Alexander. 

Then some remarks of representation by Rev. S. L. Mann to Broth- 
er Eddie Covil, a young beginner in the ministry, of Belhaven, C, 
who will break the bread of life at this hour. After which the young 
Reverend took the stand, singing, "In the Light, in the Light," He 
then chose for a text Luke 14 :27. Words : Peace I leave with you, 
etc. The young Rev. Covil spoke very surprisingly he being a young 
son in the ministry. His hearers were made glad and many souls 
rejoiced at his preaching. And a soulstirring prayer by Bro. Amos 
Weston. u IVe made a covenant with my Lord," was spiritually sung 
by Sister Vicy A. Ross. And oh, how the people were spiritually lift- 
ed. After which a public collection was taken by Rev. L. C. Black- 
well to the amount of $5.80. 



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And at this hour the honored and distinguished Eev. H. Jenkins 
came in our midst and was given a pleasant seat of welcome in this 
Association. 

After which the Association took adjournment. e 
Benediction by the President. 



FOURTH DAY — Morning Session. 

Sunday School at 9 a. m. Lesson 4th. Subject: Paul's defence 
before Agrippa. The same was strongly and very beautifully illus- 
trated by Rev. J. H. Houston, D.D. And at its conclusion a collection 
of $2.33 was taken. After which a public collection was taken by 
Brother Edward Donnell to the amount of $10.50. 

Then the hour for the Educational sermon by Rev. S. L. Mann. 
First hymn No. 86, "I want to be thy child/' sang with deep spiritual 
feelings and reading a portion of Hebrews 11 :1. Words: Now faith 
is the substance of things hoped for, etc. And a soul stirring prayer 
by Rev. C. L. Blaekwell. After which Rev. S. L. Mann was intro- 
duced by the President to preach the Educational sermon. Rev. Mann 
arose singing, "What are you going to do when the world is on fire." 
He then chose for a text 2nd Chronicles 7:9. Subject: Christian 
Education. Jesus, please don't leave us alone. The same was loudly 
explained and very powerfully delivered, and a stirring prayer by 
Rev. Jessie Spencer. 

After which the Association took adjournment. 

Benediction by the President. 



FOURTH DAY— Afternoon Session. 

2 :30 p. m. was the hour for the eulogistic services by Rev. Samuel 
Adams and Rev. Jacob Blount, The two above iiamed deseased Rev- 
erends lived to see a golden age in this life, each above 80 years. The 
same were eulogized by Revs. S. L. Mann, Z. Barrow, Jessie Spencer, 
H. Jenkins, and S. M. Spencer, by singing 1st hymn ~No. 86, "Oh! 
for a heart to praise," etc., then read a portion of the 15th chapter 
of the 1st Corinthians. Words : Moreover brethren, etc. Then a soul- 
stirring prayer by Rev. Benj. Burrns. After which Rev. H. Jenkins 
arose and chose for a text 1st Corinthians 15 :55. Words : Oh Death! 
where is thy sting, etc. Rev. Jenkins brought up a flame of hallowed 
fire in his 10 minutes discourse in the funeral services. Rev. Z. Bar- 
row was equally as forceful in his deliberations as the first speaker. 

Rev. Jessie Spencer made some strong impressions in the funeral 
services. * 

Rev. S. L. Mann makes faithful promises to meet them as the two 



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deceased brethren have crossed over and are safely singing, "In that 
City," etc. 

Rev. S. M. Spencer co-operated fully with the above speakers very 
powerfully. Thus concludes the eulogistic services. 

With hopes to meet with Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Lake 
Landing, E". C, on Thursday before the 4th 'Lord's day in October, 
1917. 

Rev. S. Barrow, President. 

James Mackey, Secretary. 



NAME'S OF ORDAINED MINISTERS WHO PAID $1.00 EACH. 

Revs. S. Barrow, W. L. O. Boomer, Miles Bougs, S. L. Mann, George W. 
Jennett, Z. Barrow, W. B. S'aimderson, J. H. Houston, Luther Gibbs, J. R. 
Murray, Benjamin Burross, E. J. Spencer, J. W. Mason, R. Selby, S. M. Spen- 
cer, W. J. Gibbs, C C. Gillette, Moran Alexander, W. C. Jennett. 



ROLL OF LICENTIATES WHO PAID 75 CENTS EACH. 
Brothers H. J. Gibbs, William E. Covil, A. M. Weston, Z. Fortiscue. 



ROLL OF DELEGATES WHO PAID 25 CENTS' EACH. 
Joseph Eason, L. D. Dunbar, E. Gray, J. B. Green, T. S. Spencer, Dallas 
Mackey, H. J. Gibbs, S. J. Jones, Daniel Gibbs, A. S 1 . Peterson, George Camp- 
bell, E. H. Green, W r illiam Jarvis, S>. McCloud, Charley Spencer, S'eth Simmons, 
I. S. Blount, J. H. Gray, Dimsey'Credle, C. Clark, R. B. H. Covil, James Boyde, 
Washington Johnson, S. .T. Howard, J. W. Gibbs, Lathan Spencer, John Gibbs. 



COMMITTEES. 

On Hours— Bros. Wm. E. Covil, A. S. Peterson, Charlie S'pencer. 

On Finance — Bros. E. Gray, L. D. Dunbar, J. H. Gray, George Campbell, 
T. S. Spencer, A. S. Peterson, Charlie Spencer, C. Clark, R. B. H. Covil. 

On Revising the Constitution — Revs. J. H. Houston, S. L. Mann, Miles Bougs, 
J. W. Mason, Geo. W. Jennette, S. M. S'pencer. 

On Obituary — Revs. S. L. Mann, Z. Barrow, S. M. Spencer, R. Selby, Luther 
Gibbs, Moran Alexander. 

On Place of Meeting — Bros. S. J. Jones, L. D. Dunbar, Wash. Johnson, 
Jimmie Gibbs, Seth Simmons, R. B. H. Covil, Daniel Gibbs, A. S. Peterson, 
George Campbell, C. Clark, Charlie Spencer, J. H. Gray, T. S. Spencer, S. 
M. McCloud, E, H. Green, J. B. Green, John Gibbs. 

On State and Condition of the Country — L. C. Blackwell, J. H. Houston, 
S. M. McCloud, James Boyde, Z. Fortiscue. 

On Ordination — Revs. S'. M. Sperscer, J. H. Houston, Z. Barrow, J. W. Mason, 
Miles Bougs, George W. Jennette, S. L. Mann. 



To the Moderator and Brethren of the Hyde County Eastern Missionary Bap- 
tist Association: 

In thinking over what would better the condition and help the Missionary 
Baptist Churches of Hyde County we should stand together regarding the 
following suggestions: 

We need the presence of the ministers who preside over any church or 
churches to be present twice per month and let him preside over two churches 
instead of four and let them pay him the same money as if he has four, and 



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thereby give some vacant minister a chance in; the field; whereas we now 
pay 25 cents we will then pay 50 cents. 

Brethren, that is why our people don't stand together any better, but if 
we would give all of the preachers something to do possibly the wheel would 
revolve easier. We have so many laborers idle, and can't get anything to do 
until they are spiritually weak. The way to strengthen them and help the 
Missionary cause is to give all of the laborers something to do. 

Brethren, let us agree and look forward for the betterment of the souls of 
mankind, and not so much for the money. Let us take the field by prayer 
and honest living. 

Submitted by Bro. J. B. Green, the appelle. 



REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND AUDITOR. 
We, your Executive Committee and Auditor, beg leave to make the following 
report: That after a careful and impartial examination of the Associational 
Treasurer, of all orders, books and receipts in his possession we find $70.08, 
less $50.60, with a remainder of $19.48 from the Associational year of 1915. 
We therefore deposit in his hands $46.15 from, the 1916 session, making a 
total of $65.63 at present. Respectfully submitted, 

REV. Z. BARROW, Chairman. 
J. H. GRAY, Auditor. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PLACE OF MEETING. 
We, your humble committee, beg leave to make the following report: That 
after a careful and partial investigation of different applications from the 
churches, we finally decided that our next annual sitting will be with Mount 
Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday before the fourth Lords day 
in October, 1917. Respectfully submitted, 

S. J. JONES, Chairman, 
J. H. GRAY, Secretary. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON REVISING THE CONSTITUTION. 

We, your Committee, beg to report as follows: We recommend that Article 
4th to read for the benefit of the Association only. 

Article 13 to read and Doctrinal Sermon. Respectfully submitted, 

REV. S. M. SPENCER, Chmn., 
REV. J. H. HOUSTON, Secy. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOURS. 

We, your Committee, beg to report as follows: That each morning session 
shall convene at 10 a. m., adjourn at 12 noon, and convene at 2 p. m., and ad- 
journ at 4 p. m., and convene again at 7:30 and adjourn at will. 

EDDIE COVIL, Chairman. 

A. S. PETERSON, Secretary. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MORAL REFORM. 

We, your Committee, beg leave to make the following report: 
Whereas, no race can go higher than the virtue of the woman; therefore, 
we respect our women as high as any other race, that we may be recognized 
among other civilized nations of the world. Respectfully submitted, 

BRO. JONES SPENCER, Chmn. 
BRO. E. D. COVIL, Secretary. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 
We, your Committee, beg leave to make the following report: That all 
ministers and delegates shall make a total abstinence from intoxicating 
drinks, for we think it is abomination to Christianity; and we resolve, that 



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if any delegate or preacher be found tolerating in the same during the session 
they shall he deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of 25 
cents and more if in the judgment of this committee see fit; and further re- 
solve, That each pastor shall preach one Temperance S'ermon in his church 
during this Associational year. Respectfully submitted, 

H. J. GIBBS, Chairman. 

S. J. JONES, Secretary. 



REPORT OP COMMITTEE ON OBITUARY. 
"We, your committee beg leave to make the following report: We have 
looked over the field and find that two links of Ministerial chain have been 
broken by death, in the persons of the late Rev. Samuel Adams and Rev. 
Jacob Blount; and resolve, that the eulogistic services shall be rendered by 
the following ministers: Revs. S. L. Mann, Z. Barrow, S. M. Spencer, H. Jen- 
kins, Jessie Spencer. Respectfully submitted, 

REV. S. M SPENCER, Chmn. 
REV. a L. MANN, Secretary. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CO-OPERATION. 

We, your Committee, beg leave to confer with the trustee board of the- 
Sunday School Union of Hyde County in regards to transacting business to- 
gether, said Union agrees to sell and confer title and claims to the Hyde 
County Eastern Missionary Baptist Association on reasonable terms. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. J. H. HOUSTON, 
REV Z. BARROW, 
REV. LUTHER GIBBS, 
REV. MILES BOUGS, 
BRO. J. B GREEN, 
BRO. S. L. GRAY, 
BRO. JAMES MACKEY, 
REV. S. M. SPENCER. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE AND CONDITION OF COUNTRY. 
We, your Committee, beg leave to report as follows: 

Whereas, we have been so wonderfully blessed this year by Almighty God 
with such success, and blessed with such good crops, and being marketed at 
such good prices, and while the West and South are destroyed by floods and 
great wars over the sea, and are causing starvation and so many of our race 
are slaughtered by lynching which jars our hearts; therefore, we ask our 
whole race to go to* God in prayer to end these troubles. While we thank 
God for our prosperity. Respectfully submitted, 

REV. L. C. BLACKWELL, Chmn. 

REV. J. H. HOUSTON, Secretary. 

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. 
Revs. Z. Barrow, J. W. Mason, Miles Bougs, Luther Gibbs, R. Selby, J. H. 
Houston, S, M. Spencer, J. R. Murray, John Gibbs. 



TO WHOM THIS MAY CONCERN: 

This is to certify that the Trustees of the property belonging to the Hyde 
County Sunday School Union at Swanquarter N. C, that is to say the High 
School House and land thereat, which is worth a $1500.00 valuation, and the 
Trustees of said property are as follows: Pink F. Credle, Chairman, James 
Mackey, Secretary, J. B. Green, J. E. Donnall and Rev. Z. Barrow. 



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CONSTITUTION OF THE HYDE COUNTY EASTERN MISSIONARY 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the Hyde 
County Eastern Missionary Baptist Association. Officers to be elected on the 
last day of the session. 

Art. 2. The object of this Association shall be the promotion of Christ's 
Kingdom among men, Ministerial Education and the uplift of our young peo- 
ple in general; and the means of accomplishing this shall bd in strict con- 
formity to the New Testament. 

Art. 3. This Association shall be composed of ministers and delegates 
chosen by the Churches connected with it, each Church being entitled to two 
delegates. The Elders shall pay $1.00; Licentiates 75 cents, and Delegates, 
Deacons, Trustees and Secretary of churches 25 cents annually, when their 
names are enrolled, the money to be used for the benefit of the Institute only, 
and that any delegates or ministers being absent when the roll is called they 
shall pay a fine of 10 cents, without a lawful excuse. There shall be nine 
Trustees appointed with the Moderator who shall make their annual report 
of the financial condition of the Institute. TEach Sabbath school .will send a 
collection to the Association for the Institution. 

Art. 4. The Delegates from each church shall bear a letter certifying their 
appointment, and communicating information relative to the state of the 
church. The delegates from each church shall bear a letter stating the con- 
dition of the church, also number of members that have been excommunicated, 
number that have been received by letter, number that have been baptized, 
number deceased, number dismissed by letter, number of male and number of 
female members, total number of membership, and amount sent to the Asso- 
ciation. The Pastor shall see that 10 cents is collected from each member 
and sent to the Association, for the benefit of the same, only. 

Art. 5. The officers of this Association shall be a President and Vice-Pres- 
ident, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Station His- 
tory, Treasurer and Auditor, Executive Board, Trustee Board and Treasurer, 
who shall be annually chosen from among its members by ballot or acclama- 
tion, a majority of the members voting, and continue in office until their suc- 
cessors are elected. All officers of this Association shall be responsible to 
this Association for their conduct and shall report annually to this body. The 
duty of all the officers of the Association shall be prescribed by the Associa- 
tion in its constitution. 

Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the President to enforce an observance of the 
constitution, preserve order, appoint committees, decide all questions of order, 
give his opinion on any question under discussion after others have spoken, 
and give the casting vote in case of a tie. He shall be ex-officio chairman of 
all the boards. The duty of the President shall be performed by the Vice- 
President in the absence of the President. The Vice-President shall assist 
the President in presiding. 

Art. 7. It shall be the duty of the Recording Secretary to record the pro- 
ceedings of each annual session, and to superintend the printing and distribu- 
tion of the minutes, to receive and take account of all monies sent up by the 
churches at the Association, turning over the same to the Treasurer. Ail 
monies received by the Secretary shall be turned over to the Treasurer of 
that fund for which it is designated. He shall report to the Association at its 
annual session the business he transacted in the absence of the body. 

Art. 8. Jt shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all funds sent by 
the churches or collected during the session of this body, and disburse the 
same as ordered by the Association. He shall also make to the Association 
an annual report of the condition of the Treasury, and he shall give a bond of 
security of the same. 

Art. 9. This Association shall appoint an Executive Committee consisting 
of not less than 7 nor more than 9 members; which committee shall have the 



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superintendence of Association missions and colportage. They shall have 
power to disburse all sums paid by the Treasurer of the Association for the 
objects under their charge and during intervals between the meeting of this 
body to receive and disburse funds for those objects and to take such steps 
for their advancement as they shall deem advisable, and shall make an annual 
report to the Association of their doings. They shall have power to take up 
all grievances of the churches and pastors comprising this Association, and 
call them to trial, and give them a fair and scriptural trial, and if they fail 
to hear the advice of the Executive Committee then they shall pass their 
judgment upon them or they may withdraw right hand of fellowship from 
them and refer their charge to the Association. The' expense of the Execu- 
tive Committee in taking up grievances of the churches and pastor shall be 
paid by the parties concerned as far as possible and shall not be borne by the 
Association G-eneral Funds, unless in the opinion of the body, the matter was 
of general interest to the Association. 

Art. 10. This Association shall not maintain fellowship with any of her 
churches which neglect to preserve Gospel order, and if any church patronize 
with the said churches that are out of Gospel order this Association shall 
call them to trial, and if they fail to hear to the Association this Association 
shall deal with them according to the 18h chaper of St. Matthew. 

Art. 11. This Association may invite visitors and corresponding brethren 
to seats, and extend to them all the privileges of the Association except that 
of voting. 

Art. 12. The annual session of this Association shall commence on Thurs- 
day before the 4th Lord's day in October, at such place as may be chosen. 

Art. 13. By appointment of this Association there shall be an Introductory 
sermon, a Temperance sermon, an Educational and Doctrinal sermon. The 
Introductory sermon shall be preached the first day at 10 o'clock a. m., before 
organizing. 

Art. 14. This Association shall not fellowship any church or pastor that 
shall receive lawfully excommunicated members from any church of the same 
faith and order, and the pastor of said church that compose this Association 
shall give a letter of dismission to any members of their church or churches, 
to unite with any other church of the same faith and order. 

Art. 15. This Association shall endorse three modes of dismission. 1st. 
By Letter. A member may receive a letter of commendation or dismission 
from the church of which he or she is a member,, and with the same unite 
with any other church of the same faith and order, and when so united he or 
she is no longer a member of the former church. 2nd, by exclusion. When the 
church in the exercise of its lawful discipline withdraws the hand of fellow- 
ship from any one of its members, he or she is thenceforth no longer a mem- 
ber, and no church or pastor of this Association shall receive them. 3rd, 
by death. The death of a member of course dissolves their connection here 
on earth. 

Art. 16. This Association recommends to her churches that the churches 
that this Association is composed of shall not from this date henceforth elect 
or ordain any brother to deaconship that cannot read the Scriptures distinctly. 
No church and pastor shall license or ordain any brother for the ministry of 
the gospel except he read the Scriptures distinctly. 

Art. 17. The Executive Committee shall have no power whatever of the 
Trustee Board and shall not in any way interfere with it in the discharge of 
its duty, nor any other general officer of the Association. 

Art. 18. Any church or churches who have been granted a letter or letters 
or petition, to join another or organize another Association, and when that 
has been done such a church or churches are entirely out from, under the 
jurisdiction or watch care of this Association, and before they can have any 
voice in this Association again they must bring a petition or letters of recom- 
mendation from the Association they joined to this Association to join as 
though they had never been members of this Association. 



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RULES OF ORDER. 



1. On the meeting of the Association the President of the preceding session 
shall preside until his successor is made known. In case of his absence the 
Vice-President fills the seat. 

2. Each session of the Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

3. At each daily session the proceedings of the business session shall be 
read, and the names of the delegates shall be called; and no person speaking 
shall be interrupted until he is done speaking, unless he is out of order. 

4. The members shall observe towards the officers and each other that 
courtesy that becomes Christians, and the person- speaking shall in no wise 
reflect on the person who spoke before him, but shall express his idea. 

5. Any member wishing to speak shall rise and address the President. He 
shall confine himself strictly to the subject under debate and avoid all per- 
sonalities. 

6. No member shall speak more than twice on the same question without 
permission from the President. 

7. All motions seconded shall be definitely stated by the President before 
discussion, and no brother shall be at liberty to whisper during the time 
another brother is speaking. 

8. No motion shall be withdrawn after its discussion. The President shall 
not interrupt any member or prohibit his speaking until he gives his idea on 
the subject, unless he violates the rules of the Association. 

9. When a question is under discussion no motion or proposition shall be 
received except to adjourn to lay on the table, to amend or postpone indefi- 
nitely, which several motions shall have preference in the order in which they 
are stated. 

10. After a motion is decided, any member having voted in the majority, 
may move for a reconsideration. 

11. No member shall absent himself during the session of the Association 
without permission of the President, and no one shall take final leave of 
absence without permission from the Association. If anyone shall do so, 
their absence shall be noted in the minutes. 

12. All questions except such as relate to the constitution shall be decided 
by a majority of votes. 

13. This Association shall have the right to decide what subject shall be 
admitted to its consideration. 

14. These Rules of Order may be altered or amended at any session of the 
Association by a majority of votes. 



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RULES OF DECORUM FOR THE CHURCHES. 



1. We will hold four council meetings in the year for the transaction of 
business; also special meetings whenever requisite. 

2. The names of members shall be called at every regular meeting, and 
there shall be due notice taken of the absence of those who evince a dispo- 
sition to absent themselves. 

3. At every council, the Pastor, in his right of office shall preside as Mod- 
erator, and in case of his absence, the council shall appoint a Moderator pro- 
tein, who shall open the council with devotional exercises. 

4. The Clerk shall keep a Church book in which all the proceedings of the 
council shall be faithfully transcribed, and at every regular meeting the min- 
utes of the preceding meeting shall be read immediately after the names are 
called. 

5. An invitation shall be given to the Brethren of our faith and order to 
sit with us in council who shall enjoy all the privileges of the meeting except 
that of voting. 

6. Every subject for the consideration of the council shall be introduced 
by a motion, which when seconded shall be debated and acted upon, unless 
withdrawn by the mover. 

7. Every speaker shall rise and address the Moderator by the appellation 
of brother, and continue his remarks to the subject under debate, and shall 
not be allowed to speak more than twice on one subject, except by permission 
of the church. 

8. No member shall withdraw from the council without permission from the 
Moderator. 

9. It shall be required that in all matters of difference between members, 
before complaint is made to the Church, the aggrieved party shall have duly 
attended to the instruction of our Lord's Gospel recorded by St. Matthew, 11th 
chapter, 16th, 17th and 18th verses, and public offenses or such as operate 
against the peace of the church shall be the subject of discipline. 

10. All question submitted to the council shall be decided by a majority of 
votes, except receiving members to fellowship; and any question may be 
reconsidered upon the motion of anyone who voted in the affirmative. 

11. The Moderator shall propound all questions for vote — shall keep the 
speaker to the subject under debate — may express his own views, after others 
are done speaking, and see that these rules are faithfully observed. 

12. These Rules of Decorum may be altered or amended by a vote of two- 
thirds of the whole church. 

Resolved, That this council recommend the adoption of the foregoing Rules 
to all the Churches that comprise this body. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. Enroll the delegates. 

2. Introductory Sermon. 

3. Appointment of Committees. 

4. Reading Church Letters. 

5. Call for Petitionary Letters. 

6. Reception of Corresponding Delegates and Visitors. 

7. The appointment of Corresponding Delegates. 

8. \ Report of Standing Committees. 

9. " Report of Special Committees. 

10. Report of Trustees of Ministers Relief Society. 

11. Report of Treasurer. 

12. Motions and Resolutions. 

13. Miscellaneous Business. 

14. Organization. 

15. Adjournment. 



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